Christmas wrapped up

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April 3, 2019

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The great success of our 2018 Christmas appeals was thanks to you, our generous and compassionate supporters, and the wider community.

Close to 50 tonnes of non-perishable food and essentials were donated to Food For Families in the lead up to Christmas, and our Christmas Share Appeal raised over $300,000 to help people in crisis, well above our goal.

More children were able to enjoy Christmas with 2,500 gifts donated across Victoria and Tasmania through the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal. The purchase of our charity Christmas cards also provided significant support. A new card catalogue will be available this year, so look out for details in our 2019 spring newsletter.

As government funding is limited compared to the demand we face every day, we rely on your kindness and heartfelt giving to support people experiencing crisis in our community. We’d once again like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who supported us in 2018.

Thank you from Sandra

Thank you to everyone who reached out to Sandra and her granddaughters over the festive season to wish them well. Sandra kindly shared her story to support our Christmas fundraising activities. It was uplifting for Sandra and her granddaughters to know that people were thinking of them. We have passed on your letters to Sandra.

“I can’t thank people enough for their support,” Sandra said.

“The help I received over Christmas meant I could put food on the table and buy some small gifts for the girls. To everyone who donated, thank you. You are so kind and it means a lot to us.”

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